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The Art of Finding Coarse Gold Part IV—Recovery of Coarse Gold From Alluvial Placers

This last installment in the series will look at methods for finding and recovering coarse gold from alluvial (river and stream) placer environments. Unlike the residual and eluvial placers that we have considered previously, the force of flowing...

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Mine, Baby, Mine!


In March 2012, the Obama administration filed a World Trade Organization complaint against China. Now this is the election season, and taking potshots at China is an easy and natural thing for just about any politician to do. It’s almost as easy as offering support for motherhood and apple pie because virtually no one is going to oppose you. But this complaint was about mining, and so I thought it worthwhile...

Fraser Institute Survey Results Rank Best (and Worst) Mining Locales


British Columbia made the biggest jump towards improvement in terms of regulations in the Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies. BC, historically relegated to the bottom 10 locations to mine in the survey’s Policy Potential Index, benefited from a change in administration. Three years ago it was dead last.

Looking Back


Excerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• The next step towards implementing the Wildlands Project
• Former timber lobbyist named to oversee Forest Service

Two Arrested in Alleged Mining Investment Scheme


The US attorney’s office indicted Diana Flaherty, of Las Vegas, and Michael Gardiner, of San Diego, in connection with a securities fraud scheme. According the indictment, Flaherty, and her husband Robert (now deceased), had managed Phoenix Metals USA II. Gardiner is identified as a company shareholder.

Legislative and Regulatory Update


• California dredging update
• On a related issue, SB 233
• EPA and greenhouse gases

Melman on Gold & Silver


…At present we may be entering a period of relative stability on many economic fronts and, therefore, our focus is now trending more toward social upheaval and the resultant increase in tensions as the prime movers for the precious metals.

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